WHAT IS AKAR?
AKAR is an Indonesian language and culture program that aims to reintroduce Indonesian cultural heritage to Indonesian children who were born in the US by using Indonesian language as the main vehicle. Selected instructors will hold classes every week with a total duration of 1.5 hours a week.
AKAR coordinator: Drivers of the program who manages big pictures. No teaching experience is needed, but passion in social impact is a plus.Coordinators will oversee the program and act as an external outreach to promote the program. Applications are open during the month of October.
AKAR instructors: People who engage directly with students. Those who are interested and passionate about teaching and making a difference in the lives of individuals are encouraged to apply. All teaching material will be supplied by coordinators and Permias NYC, but instructors are also free to contribute to the curriculum development.At the end of the program, instructors are awarded volunteer hour certificates. Applications are open during late November.
AKAR students: Indonesian-American students between 7 to 14 years old who are interested in Indonesian language and culture. Applications are open during the month of December.